Snaith One-Way System – Market Place

An experimental one-way Order has been in place on Market Place in Snaith since March 2016 in order to assess whether there was sufficient benefit and support in making Market Place one-way permanently. The one way system was put in initially in relation to traffic management for the Newlands Bridge closure, after which the Town Council asked for the one-way system to be kept in temporarily so a survey could be carried out to gauge opinion on keeping it, following a large number of requests they had received over previous years from residents requesting a one way system.

A full consultation of those residents and businesses affected by the one-way order has been undertaken and there was a good response rate of 48%. Other interested parties, including the Fire service and Police were also consulted. East Riding of Yorkshire Council would like to thank those that responded to the questionnaire. The feedback and comments were important in determining the level of support for a one-way system and the affect it may have had on residents and businesses.

Based on the feedback and comments received, objections made to the one-way Order, and analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of a one-way system in this location, it was concluded that there was insufficient support nor justification to make the experimental one-way order on Market Place permanent and have recommended therefore that the road is reverted back to two-way.

Consequently, it is currently anticipated that the associated signs and road markings of the experimental one way order will be removed by the end of March and the parking signs and lines will be reverted back to how they were previously.

In order to help with some of the concerns raised about parking and access in this general area, an assessment is being undertaken to see what help if any can be done to increase on-street parking places.

The Town Council are happy a full consultation has been undertaken by the East Riding, and fully support the final decision which has been reached after analysis and assessment, taking into account the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s guidance for at least 70% of affected residents and businesses should be in favour of a one-way proposal before considering a permanent change.

Feedback received from the Town Council Survey, which was sent to ALL Snaith, East and West Cowick residents showed the main concern been Parking in the Town Centre. The Town Council have highlighted 8 possible new parking spaces and hope with the support of East Riding of Yorkshire Council these can be created and will ease congestion and help local businesses continue to grow.


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